For many companies, especially growing organizations, the task of recruiting and selecting new staff is so all-consuming that too little attention is paid to the final, crucial part of the hiring equation: namely, everything that happens after the employment offer is made and accepted. If your business is not pursuing a strategic and measurable approach to onboard new employees and engage them in your mission, then your hiring process cannot be considered complete, and you may be needlessly losing talent and money along the way.
For business owners and managers, the more casual days of summer come with their own challenges: a spate of employee vacations that make coordinating with vendors and colleagues essential. This is the season when many workers recharge with a well-earned vacation, especially those who must coordinate family vacations around school vacations.
How often do you take the opportunity to stop, take a step back and really look at how your workforce drives your business’s success? It’s important to do this often, in order to recognize the integral role your people play in your organization. Acting to ensure employees feel recognized and appreciated is essential, regardless of whether your company has 10 employees or 1,000.